How much say do WWE workers have in their appearance? For example, Daniel Bryan's beard or CM Punk's shaved head.
When readers ask about "how much say" does so and so have, I always tell them it depends on who it is. The higher up someone is on the card, the more say they have in terms of their character and appearance. WWE has asked workers to cut their hair/trim their facial hair in the past but it's not something that is a common directive. If a worker is lower on the card and a producer makes a suggestion, it's probably in their best interest they comply in hopes of getting their character some momentum. CM Punk on the other hand (like all main eventers) is going to do what he wants.
What happened to Ric Flair?
Ric Flair still wants to return to WWE and recently filed for divorce from his fourth wife. Flair's TNA contract expired last month and he's been waiting to sign a WWE contract but been blocked due to TNA's ongoing litigation against WWE. Flair appeared at the "Gathering of the Juggalos" in August where he was hit with a bottle of water thrown from the crowd. To keep up with Flair check out his news page
What's the latest on Matt Hardy?
Matt Hardy continues to work the independent circuit, including dates with Ring of Honor. As for a return to TNA or WWE, I haven't heard anything but you can't rule anything out in this business. I'm glad to see Matt doing better as you can watch a recent indy appearance with his girlfriend, Reby Sky, at this link.
What is the opinion of Kofi Kingston backstage in WWE?
WWE officials are high up on the work of Kofi Kingston and are rebuilding him as a singles star, which is why they put him over The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship last week. The company also likes his appeal to the younger audience and are looking for ways to further utilize his character. Kofi is in a good place right now but I'm not sure it's anything more than an upper mid-card spot.
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